Save the Date

November 29-30, 2017

Invermere, BC

 Join the dialogue to create a water monitoring framework and shared data hub in the Columbia Basin. We will create a collective vision to modernize water data in a shared data space, where useful and reliable water data will be freely accessed and evaluated by users. The time for a coordinated, collaborative, innovative, user friendly, cost effective and open water data platform has arrived.

Together we can address the water data gaps identified in the Columbia Basin Trust’s Feb 2017 report; Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin. We will learn from best practices examples from regions in Canada and the U.S. We will learn about needs and experience with water monitoring and open source data storage from the perspectives of government ( all levels), indigenous and non indigenous engaged water stewardship groups, engaged industry sectors and academia.

Outcomes;

  1. A vision for a Columbia Basin specific, open source, water data hub.
  2. An understanding for  what is required to catalyze a water monitoring framework towards filling the important water data gaps for a watershed.
  3. Cross-sector working groups will be formed to move forward on the shared water data hub and the water monitoring framework.

Convened by Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Water Stewardship Network, Selkirk College.